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Poster: billbarstad Date: Jan 16, 2009 2:14pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Wrong film !!!!

I understand that Henry Mancini's music in 'Charade' is still under copyright, keeping the movie out of the public domain.

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Jan 16, 2009 7:57pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Wrong film !!!!

That is right. Mancini's music remains in copyright. As such the music in the film is not public domain. Many studios and copyright holder's interpret a very specific supreme court ruling (Stewart v Abend) to be a general rule which in many ways it is not. Generally if the film is used with the original music Universal could send a C&D in good faith. But that is only if the film is exploited using the original music. Some crafty companies are lifting the copyright music and adding their own licenced or PD music tracks.